Free Festival Workshops

Open Eyes to Biased Casting

Oct 03, 2019 07:30pm | Art Academy Lecture Hall

What happens when white isn’t the default race for characters? Discuss with a diverse panel the struggles and realities of #CastingSoWhite

20 Easy Ways to Ruin Your Great Indie Film

Oct 04, 2019 12:30pm | Art Academy CE Studio | Moderated By Stephen Wallace Pruitt and Mary Settle Pruitt

It has been said that wise people learn from their own mistakes, but that the really smart ones learn from the mistakes of others. In that helpful spirit, this humorous and informative presentation discusses twenty major pitfalls that tend to trip-up beginning (and even intermediate) filmmakers.

Bold Conversations: Accomplished Female Critics

Oct 04, 2019 07:30pm | Garfield Theater Stage | Moderated By Aymie Majerski


Margaret McGurk
Ann Hornaday

One Family, One Screen

Oct 05, 2019 11:30am | AMC Newport on the Levee | Moderated By TT Stern-Enzi and Kevin Fleishman

Join members of our Educational team as they teach parents how to meaningfully engage with their kids about what they watch. Learn the questions to ask to get your child critically thinking about what they watch and why.

“For They Know Not What They Do” Panel Discussion

Oct 05, 2019 12:15pm | Freedom Center Community Room | Moderated By Andy Buechel, Program Coordinator, Lighthouse Youth & Family Services


Daniel Karslake, Director
Melinda Moran, Christian Parent of an LGBT Child
Tristan Vaught, Living with Change Foundation

Realities of Micro-Budget Filmmaking

Oct 05, 2019 01:30pm | Freedom Center Community Room

Join a panel of successful Independent filmmakers as they discuss the realities and pitfalls of funding a micro-budget film.

All The News That’s Fit to…Share

Oct 05, 2019 03:45pm | Garfield Theater Stage

We will discuss how screens have reshaped the news industry by beginning with a look back at the 2019 Covington Catholic incident in D.C.